Track and Field News 2011

For more information contact Coach David Schenek, 620-792-9370 or Barton Sports Information Director Mike Marzolf, 620-792-9310 

April 18, 2011
Release by Mike Marzolf


Men’s 4x100 relay sets meet record in Oklahoma; Ross doubles in jumps

The Barton Community College track and field men’s team won 3 events and set a meet record at John Jacobs Invitational Saturday at the University Oklahoma in Norman. Barton’s 4x100m relay team set the meet record while Carmetrick Ross won both the long jump and triple jump for Barton at the meet. In addition, Barton took 2nd in 5 events. The women’s team placed in 6 events during the competition, highlighted by a runner-up effort from Marcelo Solano in the hammer throw. Barton will be in Arkansas this weekend for the John McDonnell Invitational then at home April 30 to host the Barton Invitational. 

The sprinters and jumpers had good days at the John Jacobs, highlighted by the 4x100m relay team and Ross. The relay team of Jeremy Hardy, Markquis Frazier, Everett Walker, and Oliver Bradwell took gold with a meet record effort of 39.40. That broke the old meet record of 39.54 set by Oklahoma back in 1984.


Aleec Harris also broke a meet record in the 110m hurdles but took 2nd in the event with a 13.65. He was beaten by former Cougar Ryan Brathwaite with a 13.58 for the new meet record. The old mark was 13.69 set in 1976. Walker took 2nd in the 100m and 200m for Barton. He was 2nd in the 100m in 10.53 and runner-up in the 200m in 20.79. Bradwell was 3rd in 200m with a 21.15 and Hardy 7th in 21.50. Ryder Eakin was 8th in the 3000m.


In the field, Ross was the star for Barton winning two jumping events – both dominated by Barton. Ross won the long jump with a leap of 24-9, besting teammate Chris Toombs who took 2nd at 23.6.25. Bradley Hines was 5th at 22-1. Barton also went 1-2 in the triple jump with Ross winning at 49-6.25 and Hines taking 2nd with a leap of 48.8-25.

  In the throwing events, Matt Marcoccia was the highest finisher for Barton with his 2nd place heave of 55.5.75 in the shot put. Frank Afriyie placed in two events, taking 4th in the discus with a toss of 158-5 and 5th in the hammer with a throw of 175-3. Also placing in the discus was Tyler Rathke with a 6th place of 157-3 and Marcoccia at 7th with a throw of 155-2.  

Solano took 2nd in the hammer with a throw of 178-4. The winning effort was a throw of Mykal Imbrock at 187-0. Solano is in quest of the Barton school record, which is currently held by Ariel Brooks with a throw of 183-3. Solano has thrown the hammer 181-7 this year.


Sametra Kelly and Janee Mickens placed in two events for the Cougars in the field in Norman. Kelly took 4th and 7th in the jumping events while Mickens was 4th and 8th in throwing events.  

Kelly was 4th in the triple jump with a jump of 38-7.5 and 7th in the long jump at 18-1.75. Mickens took 4th in the shot put with a heave of 45-7.75 and 8th in the hammer with a throw of 140-6. The highest finish of the day came from Brittany Hughes who finished 3rd in the javelin with a throw of 115-5.


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April 22-23 – John McDonnell Invitational (at Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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